A&EAlarms & Events

ANSIAmerican National Standards Institute

APIApplication Program Interface

DAData Access

HDAHistorical Data Access

HMI Human-Machine Interface

IECInternational Electrotechnical Commission

IPInternet Protocol - RFC 791

ISOInternational Organization for Standardization

LANLocal Area Network

MESManufacturing Execution System

NaN"Not a Number", a unique binary pattern representing an invalid number

(see ANSI/IEEE 754-1985)

NATNetwork Address Translation - RFC 2663

UA Unified Architecture

UTCUniversal Time Coordinated

XMLExtensible Markup Language

CNCComputerized Numerical Control (also referred to as Computer Numerical Control)

ERPEnterprise Resource Planning

PDA/MDAProcess Data Acquisitoin / Machine Data Acquisition

PLCProgrammable Logic Control

UIUser Interface

GUIGraphical User Interface


SCADASupervisory Control and Data Acquisition